What we stand for:

The Connecticut for Lieberman Party (CFL) rejects the fraud perpetrated on the members of this party and the citizens of Connecticut by Joe Lieberman when he used the creation of this party to get on the general election ballot in 2006. The CFL is an independent, anti-war, anti-corruption, pro-fiscal responsibility, pro-democracy party, that stands for individual liberties and real problem-solving in government. The CFL wants everyone to know that in the United States of America, voters are free to join any party they wish, and participate in the democratic process according to the laws of Connecticut and the United States.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

March 6, 2008 Statewide Caucus Agenda

The Connecticut for Lieberman Party will vote on a motion to adopt the following party rules at the March 6, 2008 party meeting, at 6:30 PM at 243 Zion Street in Hartford, Connecticut. If adopted, the rules will go into effect 60 days after the vote, in accordance with state statutes.

1. These party rules supersede any other party rules filed with the Secretary of the State’s office. All previous rules are null and void.

2. The Connecticut for Lieberman Party (CFL) rejects the fraud perpetrated on the members of this party and the citizens of Connecticut by Joe Lieberman when he used the creation of this party to get on the general election ballot in 2006. The CFL is an independent, anti-war, anti-corruption, pro-fiscal responsibility, pro-democracy party, that stands for individual liberties and real problem-solving in government. The CFL wants everyone to know that in the United States of America, voters are free to join any party they wish, and participate in the democratic process according to the laws of Connecticut and the United States.

3. Candidates for public office for the CFL, party officers, and members of the State Central Committee must be registered members of the party.

4. Statewide party caucuses will be presided by the chair of the party. Party caucuses will follow Robert's New Rules of Order, Revised.

5. One must be a registered member of the CFL for a minimum of 90 continuous days prior to a caucus to have voting rights at that caucus.

6. A statewide party caucus will be held a minimum of once per calendar year. One caucus will be held no later than May 1. The date and place of the first caucus will be determined by the chair of the party. Additional meetings may only be called by a majority vote of the State Central Committee.

7. The time and place of statewide party caucuses will be announced by the chair of the party on the party website (www.ctforlieberman.org) for a minimum of 30 days in advance. Notification will also be delivered to the Secretary of the State's office a minimum of 7 days in advance of the meeting.

8. The four officers of the party (chair, treasurer, secretary, parliamentarian) shall be elected at the first statewide caucus of each calendar year. All registered members of the party may vote for any and all nominated candidates. The top vote getters for each office will be elected. An individual can only hold one office at a time, with the exception of parliamentarian. Terms will last until the first statewide caucus of the following calendar year. Candidates may run for re-election.

9. The State Central Committee will be composed of the chair, secretary, and treasurer of the party, and two additional registered members of the party. The two additional members will be elected at the first statewide caucus of each calendar year. All registered members of the party may vote for any or all nominated candidates. The top two vote getters will be elected. Terms will last until the first statewide meeting of the following calendar year. Candidates may run for re-election.

10. Candidates for public office will be chosen at a statewide party caucus. All registered members of the party may vote for any and all nominated candidates. The candidate for each office who receives the most votes at the caucus will be the nominee. There will be no primary elections. All eligible members may vote for any nominated candidate for any office, regardless of the district of residency of the voting member of the party.

11. Party members who meet the voting eligibility of (5.) above may deliver proxy votes in writing to the party chair a minimum of 24 hours before the caucus.

12. Following any nominating party caucus, the chair of the CFL will file an endorsement letter for each nominated candidate with the Secretary of the State's office within 5 business days, and apply for all necessary paperwork (petitions, etc.) to get the candidate on the ballot in November.

13. Party Rules can only be changed by a majority vote at a statewide party caucus. The chair of the party will deliver any changes to the party rules to the Secretary of the State’s office within 5 business days.

ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS FOR MARCH 6, 2008 MEETING:
We will hold elections for new officers, and nominate candidates for public office.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the officers have been elected, please post them so that we can verify that Joe Lieberman is not among them. Then please provide information on how to donate to your organization.

Adam J. Schmidt said...
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CFL@ctforlieberman.org said...

Oops, I thought when I deleted the previous comment I would be able to put it back. Sorry. We'll be posting the results of yesterday's meeting once the minutes are approved.